Marlene Malahoo Forte
Houses of Parliament of Jamaica
Marlene Patricia Malahoo Forte is a Senator and State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica, with special responsibility for Foreign Trade. She earned a reputation as a tireless advocate for fundamental reform of Jamaica's judicial system, and previously served as a Judge and President of the Judges' Association, as well as a Prosecutor and President of the Legal Officers' Staff Association. She was a Lecturer in Criminal Practice and Procedure at the Norman Manley Law School, Jamaica. Malahoo Forte has been named among the Top Five Women in Law; is on the list of Jamaica's 50 Most Powerful Women and has been honoured as a Jamaican Woman of Excellence. She heads the Women's Leadership Initiative, a Committee of United Way of Jamaica, focusing on education, health and rights advocacy for women and children. She is a Yale World Fellow and Edward S. Mason Fellow of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. She is an alumnus of King's College London, Norman Manley Law School, the University of the West Indies and Manning's School.